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Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to award-winning musician Tim Hicks

Mayor Sendzik presents Key to the City to award-winning musician Tim Hicks

St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik presented the Key to the City to country music star Tim Hicks.

The St. Catharines resident, an award-winning singer and songwriter, was recognized on April 27, prior to Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games’ Rise with Glowing Hearts concert at Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines. Hicks has earned many prestigious honours in the music industry, with several chart-topping singles and a growing music catalog that boasts Gold and Platinum records in Canada.

“Tim Hicks is an outstanding musician who has taken his unique style from the pubs of St. Catharines to some of the biggest stages in Canada. We honour his reputation as one of Canada’s most dynamic country musicians and, as a homegrown artist, the spotlight he shines on the arts and culture community in St. Catharines,” said Mayor Sendzik.

Hicks is a five-time Juno Award nominee, and has won a Canadian Country Music Award and four Country Music Association of Ontario awards. His efforts have earned him a double platinum-selling single, three platinum-selling singles, nine gold singles, one gold album and two No. 1 chart-topping singles – “What A Song Should Do”, and “No Truck Song”. He continues to rack up the honours – last month he was nominated for Country Album of the Year for the Junos, set to take place May 15.

“The Key to the City is presented to individuals whose contributions in their career reflect positively on our hometown,” said Mayor Sendzik. “We are so proud of Tim’s success and we know that he will continue to make our community proud throughout a career that will be a long, wonderful journey of songwriting and performing.”

Hicks joins a prestigious list of recipients of the Key to the City, including Dr. Dan Patterson, Norm Foster, Edward Burtynsky, Dr. Jack Lightstone, Tom Rankin, Robert Cooper, Fergie Jenkins, Mary Ann Edwards and Dr. Rosemary Hale.